Prayer

Prayer stands at the heart of the life of the Christian. There are as many different ways to pray as there are people to offer them, and no one way is better than another.

The Diocese offers assistance to parishes and individuals in developing their prayer lives through the ministry of the Diocesan Spirituality Group.

The Diocese also has strong links with the Llangasty Retreat Centre in the Brecon Beacons.

A PRAYER FOR CANDLEMAS

We remember the pride and joy that Mary and Joseph must have felt as they presented Jesus at the temple. We pray for all those who have the care of children; for parents and grandparents, for carers and guardians. Let your light shine for them.

When Jesus was presented at the temple, Simeon and Anna recognized the truth of Jesus’ birth; the significance for all mankind; that He would be a light to lighten the way. We thank you for their wisdom and pray that in the world today the wisdom of our elders is acknowledged and respected.

We too acknowledge God’s light; the light which fills our lives with hope and redemption.

As we put our trust and faith in You, help us to understand the truth of your Word, and reassure us in our moments of doubt.

May the flame of Your light warm our hearts towards others; may that warmth fill our homes and strengthen the love that we feel for each other.

As the light flickers in the darkness, let it brighten the dark places and may goodness prevail.

Amen